Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Peachtree Corners, GA

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Peachtree Corners, GA

Thanks to the “glamorization” of pregnancy and single parenting, the stigma associated with unwed mothers has loosened its grip and is leading more women to choose parenting over abortion. However, the third option – to place the baby for adoption – remains untenable.  Unfortunately, it is still bound by stigma and misconceptions resulting from archaic thinking and misinformation.

 

Currently, abortion out numbers adoption at a rate of 149:1 in the US alone. In 2014, only 18,000 babies under the age of 2 were placed for adoption while another million had their lives terminated. Today there are 36 waiting adoptive families for each 1 baby placed for adoption.

 

Through information and education, this trend can be reversed. “Adoption Triad” is a term for a group of people connected through adoption — the adopted person, adoptive parents, and first parents. The part of the adoption triad we hear the least about is the birth parent who makes the selfless, difficult, and loving decision to place a baby for adoption. Obria Medical Clinics near Peachtree Corners, located in Lawrenceville, Georgia is intentionally striving to provide its patients with accurate and timely information about this real option.

 

Arrow + Root, an organization that works with hopeful parents is partnering with Obria and other agencies to empower and equip staff and volunteers with the knowledge and confidence to thoughtfully navigate adoption conversations.

 

In a research study done by the Guttmacher Institute in New York, the reasons most frequently cited for having an abortion were:

  • That having a child would interfere with a woman’s education, work or ability to care for dependents (74%)
  • That she could not afford a baby now (73%)
  • That she did not want to be a single mother or was having relationship problems (48%)

Realistically, everything achieved through having an abortion is also achievable through adoption.

 

Reasons Why Expectant Mothers Do Not Choose Adoption

 

Reason 1: It would be easier to have an abortion than to make an adoption plan for a child I have carried for nine months and will have bonded with.

Reality: “Adoption is not a natural choice, but the redemptive aspect of adoption is that an expectant parent has the power to choose the loving family in which her baby will grow,” said Mallory Fogas, owner of Arrow + Root. Every adoption is unique and often evolves over time, according to Fogas. There is now a new understanding about the importance of the Adoption Triad, which acknowledges the significance of the expectant mother and the needs of the adopted child.

 

Reason 2: Pregnancy soon becomes apparent to everyone, and I don’t want to be judged for “giving up” my baby.

Reality:  Adoption has been misrepresented as ‘giving up’ a child. In reality, the birth mother is actually giving her child a future by placing her baby in a family who will raise and nurture him.

 

Reason 3: Even if I go through with placing my baby for adoption, how can I be sure that my child will be safe?

Reality: Adoption is a legal, voluntary transference of parental rights from one parent to another. This is a permanent arrangement. Adoptive parents undergo a stringent process called a home study to ensure the child’s safety in their permanent home.

 

Reason 4: Adoption is abandonment.

Reality: An actual definition of “abandon” is: “to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert”. A woman who chooses adoption is actively involved in making a plan for her child’s life. By doing this, she is choosing to participate in her child’s life.

For more information about pregnancy and receiving prenatal care, visit Obria Medical Clinics in Lawrenceville. If you are a birth parent considering adoption, you are valued, seen, and significant. You matter.

Peachtree Corners is a city in western Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. It is a northern suburb of Atlanta, and is the largest city in Gwinnett County, with an estimated population of 42,773 in 2016.[3] The city, bordered to the north and west by the Chattahoochee River, is located east of Dunwoody and south of Johns Creek.

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Suwanee, GA

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Suwanee, GA

 

Thanks to the “glamorization” of pregnancy and single parenting, the stigma associated with unwed mothers has loosened its grip and is leading more women to choose parenting over abortion. However, the third option – to place the baby for adoption – remains untenable.  Unfortunately, it is still bound by stigma and misconceptions resulting from archaic thinking and misinformation.

 

Currently, abortion out numbers adoption at a rate of 149:1 in the US alone. In 2014, only 18,000 babies under the age of 2 were placed for adoption while another million had their lives terminated. Today there are 36 waiting adoptive families for each 1 baby placed for adoption.

 

Through information and education, this trend can be reversed. “Adoption Triad” is a term for a group of people connected through adoption — the adopted person, adoptive parents, and first parents. The part of the adoption triad we hear the least about is the birth parent who makes the selfless, difficult, and loving decision to place a baby for adoption. Obria Medical Clinics near Sugar Hill, located in Lawrenceville, Georgia is intentionally striving to provide its patients with accurate and timely information about this real option.

 

Arrow + Root, an organization that works with hopeful parents is partnering with Obria and other agencies to empower and equip staff and volunteers with the knowledge and confidence to thoughtfully navigate adoption conversations.

 

In a research study done by the Guttmacher Institute in New York, the reasons most frequently cited for having an abortion were:

  • That having a child would interfere with a woman’s education, work or ability to care for dependents (74%)
  • That she could not afford a baby now (73%)
  • That she did not want to be a single mother or was having relationship problems (48%)

Realistically, everything achieved through having an abortion is also achievable through adoption.

 

Reasons Why Expectant Mothers Do Not Choose Adoption

 

Reason 1: It would be easier to have an abortion than to make an adoption plan for a child I have carried for nine months and will have bonded with.

Reality: “Adoption is not a natural choice, but the redemptive aspect of adoption is that an expectant parent has the power to choose the loving family in which her baby will grow,” said Mallory Fogas, owner of Arrow + Root. Every adoption is unique and often evolves over time, according to Fogas. There is now a new understanding about the importance of the Adoption Triad, which acknowledges the significance of the expectant mother and the needs of the adopted child.

 

Reason 2: Pregnancy soon becomes apparent to everyone, and I don’t want to be judged for “giving up” my baby.

Reality:  Adoption has been misrepresented as ‘giving up’ a child. In reality, the birth mother is actually giving her child a future by placing her baby in a family who will raise and nurture him.

 

Reason 3: Even if I go through with placing my baby for adoption, how can I be sure that my child will be safe?

Reality: Adoption is a legal, voluntary transference of parental rights from one parent to another. This is a permanent arrangement. Adoptive parents undergo a stringent process called a home study to ensure the child’s safety in their permanent home.

 

Reason 4: Adoption is abandonment.

Reality: An actual definition of “abandon” is: “to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert”. A woman who chooses adoption is actively involved in making a plan for her child’s life. By doing this, she is choosing to participate in her child’s life.

For more information about pregnancy and receiving prenatal care, visit Obria Medical Clinics in Lawrenceville. If you are a birth parent considering adoption, you are valued, seen, and significant. You matter.

 

Sugar Hill is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States, east of Atlanta. The population was 18,242 at the census, and in 2015 the estimated population was 19,733.

 

 

 

Today there are 36 waiting adoptive families for each 1 baby placed for adoption.  Adoption a viable option for women facing abortion in Sugar Hill GA.

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Sugar Hill, GA

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Sugar Hill, GA

Thanks to the “glamorization” of pregnancy and single parenting, the stigma associated with unwed mothers has loosened its grip and is leading more women to choose parenting over abortion. However, the third option – to place the baby for adoption – remains untenable.  Unfortunately, it is still bound by stigma and misconceptions resulting from archaic thinking and misinformation.

Currently, abortion out numbers adoption at a rate of 149:1 in the US alone. In 2014, only 18,000 babies under the age of 2 were placed for adoption while another million had their lives terminated. Today there are 36 waiting adoptive families for each 1 baby placed for adoption.

 

Through information and education, this trend can be reversed. “Adoption Triad” is a term for a group of people connected through adoption — the adopted person, adoptive parents, and first parents. The part of the adoption triad we hear the least about is the birth parent who makes the selfless, difficult, and loving decision to place a baby for adoption. Obria Medical Clinics near Sugar Hill, located in Lawrenceville, Georgia is intentionally striving to provide its patients with accurate and timely information about this real option.

 

Arrow + Root, an organization that works with hopeful parents is partnering with Obria and other agencies to empower and equip staff and volunteers with the knowledge and confidence to thoughtfully navigate adoption conversations.

 

In a research study done by the Guttmacher Institute in New York, the reasons most frequently cited for having an abortion were:

  • That having a child would interfere with a woman’s education, work or ability to care for dependents (74%)
  • That she could not afford a baby now (73%)
  • That she did not want to be a single mother or was having relationship problems (48%)

Realistically, everything achieved through having an abortion is also achievable through adoption.

 

Reasons Why Expectant Mothers Do Not Choose Adoption

 

Reason 1: It would be easier to have an abortion than to make an adoption plan for a child I have carried for nine months and will have bonded with.

Reality: “Adoption is not a natural choice, but the redemptive aspect of adoption is that an expectant parent has the power to choose the loving family in which her baby will grow,” said Mallory Fogas, owner of Arrow + Root. Every adoption is unique and often evolves over time, according to Fogas. There is now a new understanding about the importance of the Adoption Triad, which acknowledges the significance of the expectant mother and the needs of the adopted child.

 

Reason 2: Pregnancy soon becomes apparent to everyone, and I don’t want to be judged for “giving up” my baby.

Reality:  Adoption has been misrepresented as ‘giving up’ a child. In reality, the birth mother is actually giving her child a future by placing her baby in a family who will raise and nurture him.

 

Reason 3: Even if I go through with placing my baby for adoption, how can I be sure that my child will be safe?

Reality: Adoption is a legal, voluntary transference of parental rights from one parent to another. This is a permanent arrangement. Adoptive parents undergo a stringent process called a home study to ensure the child’s safety in their permanent home.

 

Reason 4: Adoption is abandonment.

Reality: An actual definition of “abandon” is: “to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert”. A woman who chooses adoption is actively involved in making a plan for her child’s life. By doing this, she is choosing to participate in her child’s life.

For more information about pregnancy and receiving prenatal care, visit Obria Medical Clinics in Lawrenceville. If you are a birth parent considering adoption, you are valued, seen, and significant. You matter.

 

Sugar Hill is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States, east of Atlanta. The population was 18,242 at the census, and in 2015 the estimated population was 19,733.

 

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Lilburn, GA

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Lilburn, GA

Thanks to the “glamorization” of pregnancy and single parenting, the stigma associated with unwed mothers has loosened its grip and is leading more women to choose parenting over abortion. However, the third option – to place the baby for adoption – remains untenable.  Unfortunately, it is still bound by stigma and misconceptions resulting from archaic thinking and misinformation.

 

Currently, abortion out numbers adoption at a rate of 149:1 in the US alone. In 2014, only 18,000 babies under the age of 2 were placed for adoption while another million had their lives terminated. Today there are 36 waiting adoptive families for each 1 baby placed for adoption.

 

Through information and education, this trend can be reversed. “Adoption Triad” is a term for a group of people connected through adoption — the adopted person, adoptive parents, and first parents. The part of the adoption triad we hear the least about is the birth parent who makes the selfless, difficult, and loving decision to place a baby for adoption. Obria Medical Clinics near Lilburn, located in Lawrenceville, Georgia is intentionally striving to provide its patients with accurate and timely information about this real option.

 

Arrow + Root, an organization that works with hopeful parents is partnering with Obria and other agencies to empower and equip staff and volunteers with the knowledge and confidence to thoughtfully navigate adoption conversations.

 

In a research study done by the Guttmacher Institute in New York, the reasons most frequently cited for having an abortion were:

  • That having a child would interfere with a woman’s education, work or ability to care for dependents (74%)
  • That she could not afford a baby now (73%)
  • That she did not want to be a single mother or was having relationship problems (48%)

Realistically, everything achieved through having an abortion is also achievable through adoption.

 

Reasons Why Expectant Mothers Do Not Choose Adoption

 

Reason 1: It would be easier to have an abortion than to make an adoption plan for a child I have carried for nine months and will have bonded with.

Reality: “Adoption is not a natural choice, but the redemptive aspect of adoption is that an expectant parent has the power to choose the loving family in which her baby will grow,” said Mallory Fogas, owner of Arrow + Root. Every adoption is unique and often evolves over time, according to Fogas. There is now a new understanding about the importance of the Adoption Triad, which acknowledges the significance of the expectant mother and the needs of the adopted child.

 

Reason 2: Pregnancy soon becomes apparent to everyone, and I don’t want to be judged for “giving up” my baby.

Reality:  Adoption has been misrepresented as ‘giving up’ a child. In reality, the birth mother is actually giving her child a future by placing her baby in a family who will raise and nurture him.

 

Reason 3: Even if I go through with placing my baby for adoption, how can I be sure that my child will be safe?

Reality: Adoption is a legal, voluntary transference of parental rights from one parent to another. This is a permanent arrangement. Adoptive parents undergo a stringent process called a home study to ensure the child’s safety in their permanent home.

 

Reason 4: Adoption is abandonment.

Reality: An actual definition of “abandon” is: “to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert”. A woman who chooses adoption is actively involved in making a plan for her child’s life. By doing this, she is choosing to participate in her child’s life.

For more information about pregnancy and receiving prenatal care, visit Obria Medical Clinics in Lawrenceville. If you are a birth parent considering adoption, you are valued, seen, and significant. You matter.

 

Lilburn is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. The population was 11,596 at the 2010 census.  The estimated population was 12,655 in 2015. It is a developed suburb of Atlanta and a part of the Atlanta metropolitan area.

 

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Lawrenceville, GA

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Lawrenceville, GA

 

Thanks to the “glamorization” of pregnancy and single parenting, the stigma associated with unwed mothers has loosened its grip and is leading more women to choose parenting over abortion. However, the third option – to place the baby for adoption – remains untenable.  Unfortunately, it is still bound by stigma and misconceptions resulting from archaic thinking and misinformation.

 

Currently, abortion out numbers adoption at a rate of 149:1 in the US alone. In 2014, only 18,000 babies under the age of 2 were placed for adoption while another million had their lives terminated. Today there are 36 waiting adoptive families for each 1 baby placed for adoption.

 

Through information and education, this trend can be reversed. “Adoption Triad” is a term for a group of people connected through adoption — the adopted person, adoptive parents, and first parents. The part of the adoption triad we hear the least about is the birth parent who makes the selfless, difficult, and loving decision to place a baby for adoption. Obria Medical Clinics in Lawrenceville, Georgia is intentionally striving to provide its patients with accurate and timely information about this real option.

 

Arrow + Root, an organization that works with hopeful parents is partnering with Obria and other agencies to empower and equip staff and volunteers with the knowledge and confidence to thoughtfully navigate adoption conversations.

 

In a research study done by the Guttmacher Institute in New York, the reasons most frequently cited for having an abortion were:

  • That having a child would interfere with a woman’s education, work or ability to care for dependents (74%)
  • That she could not afford a baby now (73%)
  • That she did not want to be a single mother or was having relationship problems (48%)

Realistically, everything achieved through having an abortion is also achievable through adoption.

 

Reasons Why Expectant Mothers Do Not Choose Adoption

 

Reason 1: It would be easier to have an abortion than to make an adoption plan for a child I have carried for nine months and will have bonded with.

Reality: “Adoption is not a natural choice, but the redemptive aspect of adoption is that an expectant parent has the power to choose the loving family in which her baby will grow,” said Mallory Fogas, owner of Arrow + Root. Every adoption is unique and often evolves over time, according to Fogas. There is now a new understanding about the importance of the Adoption Triad, which acknowledges the significance of the expectant mother and the needs of the adopted child.

 

Reason 2: Pregnancy soon becomes apparent to everyone, and I don’t want to be judged for “giving up” my baby.

Reality:  Adoption has been misrepresented as ‘giving up’ a child. In reality, the birth mother is actually giving her child a future by placing her baby in a family who will raise and nurture him.

 

Reason 3: Even if I go through with placing my baby for adoption, how can I be sure that my child will be safe?

Reality: Adoption is a legal, voluntary transference of parental rights from one parent to another. This is a permanent arrangement. Adoptive parents undergo a stringent process called a home study to ensure the child’s safety in their permanent home.

 

Reason 4: Adoption is abandonment.

Reality: An actual definition of “abandon” is: “to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert”. A woman who chooses adoption is actively involved in making a plan for her child’s life. By doing this, she is choosing to participate in her child’s life.

For more information about pregnancy and receiving prenatal care, visit Obria Medical Clinics in Lawrenceville. If you are a birth parent considering adoption, you are valued, seen, and significant. You matter.

 

Lawrenceville is a city and the county seat of Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States.[4] It is a suburb of Atlanta, located approximately 30 miles (50 km) northeast of downtown.

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Dacula, GA

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Dacula, GA

Thanks to the “glamorization” of pregnancy and single parenting, the stigma associated with unwed mothers has loosened its grip and is leading more women to choose parenting over abortion. However, the third option – to place the baby for adoption – remains untenable.  Unfortunately, it is still bound by stigma and misconceptions resulting from archaic thinking and misinformation.

 

Currently, abortion out numbers adoption at a rate of 149:1 in the US alone. In 2014, only 18,000 babies under the age of 2 were placed for adoption while another million had their lives terminated. Today there are 36 waiting adoptive families for each 1 baby placed for adoption.

 

Through information and education, this trend can be reversed. “Adoption Triad” is a term for a group of people connected through adoption — the adopted person, adoptive parents, and first parents. The part of the adoption triad we hear the least about is the birth parent who makes the selfless, difficult, and loving decision to place a baby for adoption. Obria Medical Clinics near Dacula, located in Lawrenceville, Georgia is intentionally striving to provide its patients with accurate and timely information about this real option.

 

Arrow + Root, an organization that works with hopeful parents is partnering with Obria and other agencies to empower and equip staff and volunteers with the knowledge and confidence to thoughtfully navigate adoption conversations.

 

In a research study done by the Guttmacher Institute in New York, the reasons most frequently cited for having an abortion were:

  • That having a child would interfere with a woman’s education, work or ability to care for dependents (74%)
  • That she could not afford a baby now (73%)
  • That she did not want to be a single mother or was having relationship problems (48%)

Realistically, everything achieved through having an abortion is also achievable through adoption.

 

Reasons Why Expectant Mothers Do Not Choose Adoption

 

Reason 1: It would be easier to have an abortion than to make an adoption plan for a child I have carried for nine months and will have bonded with.

Reality: “Adoption is not a natural choice, but the redemptive aspect of adoption is that an expectant parent has the power to choose the loving family in which her baby will grow,” said Mallory Fogas, owner of Arrow + Root. Every adoption is unique and often evolves over time, according to Fogas. There is now a new understanding about the importance of the Adoption Triad, which acknowledges the significance of the expectant mother and the needs of the adopted child.

 

Reason 2: Pregnancy soon becomes apparent to everyone, and I don’t want to be judged for “giving up” my baby.

Reality:  Adoption has been misrepresented as ‘giving up’ a child. In reality, the birth mother is actually giving her child a future by placing her baby in a family who will raise and nurture him.

 

Reason 3: Even if I go through with placing my baby for adoption, how can I be sure that my child will be safe?

Reality: Adoption is a legal, voluntary transference of parental rights from one parent to another. This is a permanent arrangement. Adoptive parents undergo a stringent process called a home study to ensure the child’s safety in their permanent home.

 

Reason 4: Adoption is abandonment.

Reality: An actual definition of “abandon” is: “to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert”. A woman who chooses adoption is actively involved in making a plan for her child’s life. By doing this, she is choosing to participate in her child’s life.

For more information about pregnancy and receiving prenatal care, visit Obria Medical Clinics in Lawrenceville. If you are a birth parent considering adoption, you are valued, seen, and significant. You matter.

 

Dacula is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 4,442, and the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population to be 5,330 as of 2015.

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Buford, GA

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Buford, GA

Thanks to the “glamorization” of pregnancy and single parenting, the stigma associated with unwed mothers has loosened its grip and is leading more women to choose parenting over abortion. However, the third option – to place the baby for adoption – remains untenable.  Unfortunately, it is still bound by stigma and misconceptions resulting from archaic thinking and misinformation.

 

Currently, abortion out numbers adoption at a rate of 149:1 in the US alone. In 2014, only 18,000 babies under the age of 2 were placed for adoption while another million had their lives terminated. Today there are 36 waiting adoptive families for each 1 baby placed for adoption.

 

Through information and education, this trend can be reversed. “Adoption Triad” is a term for a group of people connected through adoption — the adopted person, adoptive parents, and first parents. The part of the adoption triad we hear the least about is the birth parent who makes the selfless, difficult, and loving decision to place a baby for adoption. Obria Medical Clinics near Buford, located in Lawrenceville, Georgia is intentionally striving to provide its patients with accurate and timely information about this real option.

 

Arrow + Root, an organization that works with hopeful parents is partnering with Obria and other agencies to empower and equip staff and volunteers with the knowledge and confidence to thoughtfully navigate adoption conversations.

 

In a research study done by the Guttmacher Institute in New York, the reasons most frequently cited for having an abortion were:

  • That having a child would interfere with a woman’s education, work or ability to care for dependents (74%)
  • That she could not afford a baby now (73%)
  • That she did not want to be a single mother or was having relationship problems (48%)

Realistically, everything achieved through having an abortion is also achievable through adoption.

 

Reasons Why Expectant Mothers Do Not Choose Adoption

 

Reason 1: It would be easier to have an abortion than to make an adoption plan for a child I have carried for nine months and will have bonded with.

Reality: “Adoption is not a natural choice, but the redemptive aspect of adoption is that an expectant parent has the power to choose the loving family in which her baby will grow,” said Mallory Fogas, owner of Arrow + Root. Every adoption is unique and often evolves over time, according to Fogas. There is now a new understanding about the importance of the Adoption Triad, which acknowledges the significance of the expectant mother and the needs of the adopted child.

 

Reason 2: Pregnancy soon becomes apparent to everyone, and I don’t want to be judged for “giving up” my baby.

Reality:  Adoption has been misrepresented as ‘giving up’ a child. In reality, the birth mother is actually giving her child a future by placing her baby in a family who will raise and nurture him.

 

Reason 3: Even if I go through with placing my baby for adoption, how can I be sure that my child will be safe?

Reality: Adoption is a legal, voluntary transference of parental rights from one parent to another. This is a permanent arrangement. Adoptive parents undergo a stringent process called a home study to ensure the child’s safety in their permanent home.

 

Reason 4: Adoption is abandonment.

Reality: An actual definition of “abandon” is: “to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert”. A woman who chooses adoption is actively involved in making a plan for her child’s life. By doing this, she is choosing to participate in her child’s life.

For more information about pregnancy and receiving prenatal care, visit Obria Medical Clinics in Lawrenceville. If you are a birth parent considering adoption, you are valued, seen, and significant. You matter.

 

Buford is a city in Gwinnett and Hall counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 12,225.[4] Most of the city is in Gwinnett County, which is part of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Grayson, GA

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Grayson, GA

Thanks to the “glamorization” of pregnancy and single parenting, the stigma associated with unwed mothers has loosened its grip and is leading more women to choose parenting over abortion. However, the third option – to place the baby for adoption – remains untenable.  Unfortunately, it is still bound by stigma and misconceptions resulting from archaic thinking and misinformation.

 

Currently, abortion out numbers adoption at a rate of 149:1 in the US alone. In 2014, only 18,000 babies under the age of 2 were placed for adoption while another million had their lives terminated. Today there are 36 waiting adoptive families for each 1 baby placed for adoption.

 

Through information and education, this trend can be reversed. “Adoption Triad” is a term for a group of people connected through adoption — the adopted person, adoptive parents, and first parents. The part of the adoption triad we hear the least about is the birth parent who makes the selfless, difficult, and loving decision to place a baby for adoption. Obria Medical Clinics near Grayson, located in Lawrenceville, Georgia is intentionally striving to provide its patients with accurate and timely information about this real option.

 

Arrow + Root, an organization that works with hopeful parents is partnering with Obria and other agencies to empower and equip staff and volunteers with the knowledge and confidence to thoughtfully navigate adoption conversations.

 

In a research study done by the Guttmacher Institute in New York, the reasons most frequently cited for having an abortion were:

  • That having a child would interfere with a woman’s education, work or ability to care for dependents (74%)
  • That she could not afford a baby now (73%)
  • That she did not want to be a single mother or was having relationship problems (48%)

Realistically, everything achieved through having an abortion is also achievable through adoption.

 

Reasons Why Expectant Mothers Do Not Choose Adoption

 

Reason 1: It would be easier to have an abortion than to make an adoption plan for a child I have carried for nine months and will have bonded with.

Reality: “Adoption is not a natural choice, but the redemptive aspect of adoption is that an expectant parent has the power to choose the loving family in which her baby will grow,” said Mallory Fogas, owner of Arrow + Root. Every adoption is unique and often evolves over time, according to Fogas. There is now a new understanding about the importance of the Adoption Triad, which acknowledges the significance of the expectant mother and the needs of the adopted child.

 

Reason 2: Pregnancy soon becomes apparent to everyone, and I don’t want to be judged for “giving up” my baby.

Reality:  Adoption has been misrepresented as ‘giving up’ a child. In reality, the birth mother is actually giving her child a future by placing her baby in a family who will raise and nurture him.

 

Reason 3: Even if I go through with placing my baby for adoption, how can I be sure that my child will be safe?

Reality: Adoption is a legal, voluntary transference of parental rights from one parent to another. This is a permanent arrangement. Adoptive parents undergo a stringent process called a home study to ensure the child’s safety in their permanent home.

 

Reason 4: Adoption is abandonment.

Reality: An actual definition of “abandon” is: “to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert”. A woman who chooses adoption is actively involved in making a plan for her child’s life. By doing this, she is choosing to participate in her child’s life.

For more information about pregnancy and receiving prenatal care, visit Obria Medical Clinics in Lawrenceville. If you are a birth parent considering adoption, you are valued, seen, and significant. You matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grayson is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,666 at the 2010 census, up from 765 in 2000.

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Snellville, GA

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Snellville, GA

Thanks to the “glamorization” of pregnancy and single parenting, the stigma associated with unwed mothers has loosened its grip and is leading more women to choose parenting over abortion. However, the third option – to place the baby for adoption – remains untenable.  Unfortunately, it is still bound by stigma and misconceptions resulting from archaic thinking and misinformation.

 

Currently, abortion out numbers adoption at a rate of 149:1 in the US alone. In 2014, only 18,000 babies under the age of 2 were placed for adoption while another million had their lives terminated. Today there are 36 waiting adoptive families for each 1 baby placed for adoption.

 

Through information and education, this trend can be reversed. “Adoption Triad” is a term for a group of people connected through adoption — the adopted person, adoptive parents, and first parents. The part of the adoption triad we hear the least about is the birth parent who makes the selfless, difficult, and loving decision to place a baby for adoption. Obria Medical Clinics near Snellville, located in Lawrenceville, Georgia is intentionally striving to provide its patients with accurate and timely information about this real option.

 

Arrow + Root, an organization that works with hopeful parents is partnering with Obria and other agencies to empower and equip staff and volunteers with the knowledge and confidence to thoughtfully navigate adoption conversations.

 

In a research study done by the Guttmacher Institute in New York, the reasons most frequently cited for having an abortion were:

  • That having a child would interfere with a woman’s education, work or ability to care for dependents (74%)
  • That she could not afford a baby now (73%)
  • That she did not want to be a single mother or was having relationship problems (48%)

Realistically, everything achieved through having an abortion is also achievable through adoption.

 

Reasons Why Expectant Mothers Do Not Choose Adoption

 

Reason 1: It would be easier to have an abortion than to make an adoption plan for a child I have carried for nine months and will have bonded with.

Reality: “Adoption is not a natural choice, but the redemptive aspect of adoption is that an expectant parent has the power to choose the loving family in which her baby will grow,” said Mallory Fogas, owner of Arrow + Root. Every adoption is unique and often evolves over time, according to Fogas. There is now a new understanding about the importance of the Adoption Triad, which acknowledges the significance of the expectant mother and the needs of the adopted child.

 

Reason 2: Pregnancy soon becomes apparent to everyone, and I don’t want to be judged for “giving up” my baby.

Reality:  Adoption has been misrepresented as ‘giving up’ a child. In reality, the birth mother is actually giving her child a future by placing her baby in a family who will raise and nurture him.

 

Reason 3: Even if I go through with placing my baby for adoption, how can I be sure that my child will be safe?

Reality: Adoption is a legal, voluntary transference of parental rights from one parent to another. This is a permanent arrangement. Adoptive parents undergo a stringent process called a home study to ensure the child’s safety in their permanent home.

 

Reason 4: Adoption is abandonment.

Reality: An actual definition of “abandon” is: “to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert”. A woman who chooses adoption is actively involved in making a plan for her child’s life. By doing this, she is choosing to participate in her child’s life.

For more information about pregnancy and receiving prenatal care, visit Obria Medical Clinics in Lawrenceville. If you are a birth parent considering adoption, you are valued, seen, and significant. You matter.

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The Silent Epidemic: STDs Rapidly Spreading in Suwanee, GA Among Young People Who Don’t Get Tested

The Silent Epidemic: STDs Rapidly Spreading in Suwanee, GA Among Young People Who Don’t Get Tested

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Sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates are at an all time high and rising at an alarming pace, according to the CDC. Georgia has risen to the 5th highest state with Atlanta being the 10th highest city for the three most common– chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea.

 

However, the STD epidemic is widely unrecognized. Despite the stigma often associated with STDs, 1 in 2 sexually active people will have an STD before 25. Untreated, many of these causes serious and long-term health problems near Suwanee, GA.

 

Many infected people have no symptoms, so many go undiagnosed and continue to spread diseases.Chlamydia, the “silent infection,” often shows no symptoms. Most men and women with gonorrhea are asymptomatic. Only 30% of those with trichomoniasis (trich) develop any symptoms. And it’s assumed that more than 1 in 6 Americans have genital herpes (HSV-2) and close to 90% don’t know because there are often no symptoms.

 

With 20 million new cases in the U.S. every year, David C. Harvey, MSW, Executive Director, National Coalition of STD Directors, has urged for the STD epidemic to be labeled a national crisis.

 

Harvey stated, “[an] extreme lack of awareness and education about STDs and sexual health” as one of the main contributors to the problem, as well as a lack of routine screening.

 

Without symptoms, many infected don’t consider themselves at risk. Young people are especially likely to ignore the possibility. “As more people rely on digital means of making connections, it can lead to circumstances where they might be more exposed to infection without them knowing it,” said Gerald Hasty, Hawaii’s Department of Health Harm Reduction Services Branch. Young people are more likely to have multiple partners and less likely to use a condom– even though condoms don’t protect against all STDs like HPV. Also many don’t realize they are still at risk from anal or oral sex as well.

 

The CDC reported 15-24 year olds account for 50% of new STDs each year, though they only account for 27% of the sexually active population. Biologically, adolescent women are more susceptible to some STDs such as chlamydia because of cervical ectopy, and 1 in 4 women sexually active under 24 have an STD.

 

Youth STI Infographic

 

Adolescents are also less likely to get tested, with concerns about cost and confidentiality, especially for those still on their parents’ insurance plans. Untreated though, these STDs cause long-term health complications, including an increased risk of HIV, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, and infertility.

 

Each year, 24,000 women become infertile because of an untreated STD, and multiple infections can increase the risk to a woman’s reproductive health. Many STDs are easily cured with antibiotics, but permanent damage cannot be undone, which is why regular testing and early detection is crucial.

 

The CDC recommends annual testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia for sexually active women under 25 and women with increased risk factors.

“Don’t assume that you’re receiving STI testing every time you have a gynecological exam or Pap test,” warns MayoClinic. Pregnant women especially need to request an STD test early in their pregnancy to reduce the risk of complications.

 

If left unchecked the rampant STD epidemic, especially among young people, could leave more than individual health at risk. 

 

As more people contract STDs, more women are left infertile or with reproductive health complications, and more infant deaths and newborn complications are related to STDs (already, congenital syphilis has increased by 22% in a single year).  The effects of the STD epidemic could be crippling to the next generation.

 

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“Curbing STDs will improve the overall health of the nation and prevent infertility, HIV, and infant deaths,” said Jonathan Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.

The first step to stopping the STD crisis is to know your personal STD status. Obria offers 100% confidential testing and treatment for you and your partner.

 

Obria Medical Clinics Lawrenceville

565 Old Suwanee Rd #200,

Lawrenceville,, GA 30046

770 338-1680